Bo's Coffee announced that their biggest branch beside National Bookstore along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City closed down effective Saturday, August 1.
"We are moved by the show of love for Bo’s by our regulars. We understand how they feel because we feel the same way. Unfortunately, the realities of the pandemic require us to make this difficult decision," Bo's Coffee told Rappler.
"This is only a temporary absence, because Katipunan, and its community, will always be special to us. We will be back, stronger than ever at the right time. So while we are away, Kapit lang Katips."
One of Bo's Katipunan's shift supervisors also posted a sign-off message on Facebook, saying that "it has been great brewing your favorite homegrown coffee," thanking everyone for their patronage and support.
"Let us not despair. Sooner but not later, the virus that gobbled thousands of lives will itself be laid to rest."
Bo's National Bookstore Katipunan branch, which operated for 24 hours daily, boasted two floors, and was frequented by students from the nearby universities pulling all-nighters or holding group study sessions.
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